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article imageClimate day of action results in a cancelled wedding Special

By Paula Kirman     May 10, 2014 in Environment
Edmonton - May 10 was a National Day of Action on climate change across Canada. The theme of Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities was first visited in the fall with a similar Day of Action.
However, this time, instead of a basic rally with speakers, rally goers were invited to a mock wedding. The fossil fuel industry was being wed to the government.
Edmonton's version of the nuptials took place at the Alberta legislature. Foss L. Fuels and Govern Mint exchanged heartfelt vows about how well suited each was for the other, and attempted to seal the deal with a water and oil mixing ceremony (which got rather messy).
Things got even more messy when it was asked if anyone objected to the union. Objections were raised by Aboriginal "guests," youth, and others. As a result, Govern Mint decided to cancel the wedding, while Foss L. Fuels continued to run after the groom to try to get back together.
The underlying message of the performance was that the depth of involvement between the fossil fuels industry and government needs to be severed in order for the environment to be protected. The wedding was organized by Greenpeace and the Mother Earth Action Club.
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
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